|Born:||July 19, 1936|
|Died:||May 10, 2020 83)(aged|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||262 lb (119 kg)|
|High school:||Miami (FL) Archbishop Curley|
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|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Charles John Diamond (born July 19, 1936 –May 10, 2020) was a former American football tackle who played four seasons in the American Football League (AFL) with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at the University of Miami and attended Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School in Buena Vista, Miami, Florida. Diamond was also a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was a member of the Dallas Texans team that won the 1962 AFL championship.
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